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this morning, but all of you did a great job. sending a message upstairs. >> and first lady michelle obama reminded kids to take a break from all the chocolate and jelly beans to eat your veggies. people from all 50 states and the district of clem received tickets. and the "washington post" reports president obama has decided to name caroline kennedy as the next u.s. ambassador to japan. the daughter of president john f. kennedy has been widely talked about as a candidate for the post. her support for president obama in 2008 campaign was seen as crucial. >>> and former secretary of state hillary clinton is reportedly set to deliver her first paid speech since stepping down as secretary of state. "the new york times" said she will speak april 24th before the national multihousing council in dallas. no word on how much she will receive but it is expected to be in the six figures. she is on her memoir for her time. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmemb
with the president at the loud port of policeman ma'am. thank you. "chicago sun times" washington bureau chief lynn sweet joins me live. let's talk about the president's comments. infrastructure is something every president talks about. it makes for a great state of the union material. president obama has talked about it, a great deal over his first few years in office and in his second term as well. with all the other issues like immigration and gun control, how much of a priority is this really for the wougs? >> i think it is a low congressional priority, especially since the president just, is finally going to unveil a president and i think the republicans really want to look at this as a whole. not just take out one piece of it. obama has had trips to highlight parts of his state of the union message. a whole package of proposals to have wean american drivers from gas in cars. these are all programs congress may or may not buy into. my guess is that especially in a gop-controlled house, they're not looking to start more new programs. >> lynn, you mentioned the budget that the white house is set
greatly. >> certainly president obama is trying to get the ball back in his court, so to speak, having the fire needed around the country and in washington, d.c. to move on some type of legislation for gun violence reform in this country. as we used president obama as an example, and americans see the first ever african-american president, does that give people a reason to think that we truly do live in a post racial america when we really don't? >> certainly, some people have tried to make that argument. i think when we looked at how our country, some part of our country reacted, we saw the rise of the tea party and frankly, the most vocal profane element of the tea party out there. it reminded people that we can't be post racial until we're post racism. we can't be post racial as long as people are showing up to rallies when they put the white back in the white house. and we as a country, i think all ultimately, most of us yearn to be that one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. tragedy is, my daughter is 7. she thinks per where she lives. our job as grown-ups is to
. from house majority leader eric cantor. as form he obama economic adviser said, this is a punch to the gut. the dow is down 87 points although it is off the day's low. cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood joins us live from the white house. we heard jay carney reiterate what austin ghoulsby said. this may all be about the sequester. what are you hearing? >> in fairness, austan did not say that the numbers that we saw today on jobs were because of the sequester. he was saying it would strengthen the argument against it. all economists agree it would be harmful. the question is has it been harmful so far? it has only been in effect one month reflecting the numbers and declining employment was not that great in this number. but this will strengthen the argument by the administration to say that once washington stands up from having been doubled over by that punch to the gut, we need to have a more rational approach to deficits reduction. in the eyes of the administration, that means, yes, some cuts but longer term, to entitlements rather than to discretionary spending
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